The Dejarik holographic game between Chewbacca and R2-D2 shows several different animals. Do any of those creatures show up in later films, TV series, novels, or video games?

R2-D2 contemplates his next move

Here is an image of the board game with names for the pieces. I'm assuming this shows all the pieces.

Dejarik Game Board

Game piece names:

  1. Kintan Strider
  2. Mantellian Savrip
  3. M'onnok
  4. Ghhhk
  5. K'lor'slug
  6. Houjix
  7. Ng'ok
  8. Grimtash

Edit to add:

The Dejarik game appears in Star Wars Rebels animated show, but that's the game, not the animals. I am asking about the animals.

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    Has anyone ever played the board game? I'd be interested on what folks' impressions are. Looks kinda goofy.
    – iMerchant
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 5:51
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    I'd buy a game board just to get the hologram generator!
    – RichS
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 5:52
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    @iMerchant That's not a real game, it's just a photo print that this artist (PJ McQuade) made, to sell as such. There is, however, a fan-made Dejarik game using minis from some Star Wars CMG, to be found here The rules seem pretty basic though ("kill the other guy's dudes") and it uses the monsters' stats from the CMG for combat.
    – Steve-O
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 14:51

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Yes, kinda. From a certain point of view.

Kintan strider: In Episode VII: The Force Awakens, it appeared as pieces of animal (Donderbus blaster ulna handle for Tasu Leech, as per Visual dictionary page 54).

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I haven't been able to find evidence of any other animals in main 7 films or other Disney canon material on Wookieepedia, nor by searching novelization texts.

If you include Legends material:

K'lor'slug and some others appeared in Star Wars: The Old Republic MPG

Mantellian Savrip appeared in a whole bunch of places, including same game (T.O.R.)

(there is a chance some of them also appears in The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse based on what Wookieepedia says, but I don't have access to it today to check).

  • Yeah, I saw that, but I’m not sure it really counts as an “appearance.”
    – Adamant
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 5:44
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    @Adamant - It's true, from a certain point of view. Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 5:44
  • @DVK-in-exile According to Wookiepedia, the blaster handle was made from Gunark bones, not a Kintan Strider's bones. starwars.wikia.com/wiki/%22Huttsplitter%22_blaster_rifle Do you have a citation that show it's made from a strider?
    – RichS
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 6:56
  • @RichS - clarified. Gundark bone grip is for his blaster rifle, Kintan is for his blaster pistol (Donnderbus) Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 7:04
  • Kintans also appear in SWTOR, notably in the Karagga's Palace Operation. Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 17:17

Probably not

Of the various species listed there, only the Mantellian Savrips may have had an appearance in other media. It may have appeared in the official Marvel Star Wars comic series, in Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon, Part III.

In Star Wars #10, we also see that Grakkus the Hutt owns a whole menagerie of beasts in cages, including a wampa, a ronto, a brezak (which first appeared in the comics series, The Clone Wars: Slaves of the Republic, written by Henry Gilroy, and then later in The Clone Wars episode 412, “Slaves of the Republic”), as well as a fellow that looks like the Mantellian Savrip from a dejarik game board. There’s also an obligatory tentacle monster, too. Grakkus has almost enough pets from around the galaxy to open his own zoo!

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However, this is not a Star Wars show or movie, per se. I can’t find any listed canonical appearances for the others, even in non-film media. Outside of canon, and of course definitely not in a TV series or film, some of these creatures can be spotted. The Mantellian Savrips shows up in Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel, for example.

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    Grakkus keeps a wampa? On a hot dry desert world? That's just cruel!
    – RichS
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 5:47
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    Why does Jabba appear to have legs in that comic?!? Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 9:20
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    @JackAidley that's not Jabba, that's Grakkus, who had a series of cybernetic legs implanted so that he could move about more easily. Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 10:12
  • Ord Mantell and its Savrips are part of the base SWTOR game, though some Savrips also appear in the RotHC expansion on Makeb. Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 17:18

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